Kitchen cabinets come in all shapes and sizes. Particularly espresso wood, white and cherry have been very popular with the majority of buyers.
These different cabinet colors may be in and out of fashion in the coming years but there is one cabinet color which has been a firm favorite for many years already: honey oak.
If your kitchen cabinets are honey oak, then you may wonder what color granite worktops go best with your cabinets.
We find out what honey oak should look like with your kitchen cabinets, and how to match it with the best, suitable granite.
What’s Honey Oak?
As we all know, colors are very subjective. This also goes for furniture, including kitchen cabinets.
Each brand and manufacturer has its own way of labelling their products and product colors.
This applies also to the term “honey oak”. As a rule of thumb, this color is or looks like oak wood which has a very recognizable wood grain pattern.
Oak wood used to be the most popular type of wood in the USA for furniture, flooring and cabinetry.
Oak is a good, solid wood which has been used by furniture makers for centuries. In addition, it is easy to work with.
Its natural grain usually just needs a natural stain which allows the beautiful pattern to stand out.
With the majority of cabinet manufacturers, honey oak is a color that features this distinct oak pattern with a light orange hue.
Color Granite That Matches Honey Oak Cabinets
Before we take a look at the granite colors for your cabinets in more detail, it is important to mention here that granite is a natural material.
This makes it very durable and hard-wearing. However, it also limits the availability of different colors.
However, you may find yourself surprised how many different granite colors match with your honey oak kitchen cabinets.
Below are our favorite color granite that match honey oak kitchen cabinets.
When you found the one that’s right for you, then it is best to take a look at different retailers.
It’s also worthwhile getting some samples from a local retailer.
If you see this black and white granite with a slight gold blend somewhere in a retail store, you may not believe that it will fit into your oak kitchen.
Titanium granite is a mostly black stone with some golden and gray hues. The gentle gold is the ideal match with your honey oak cabinets.
You may want to try out some light colored floor tiles and a white backsplash.
This will provide a neutral background for the patterns of your honey oak cabinets and the granite to stand out.
If you prefer to have a black granite with a more subtle grain, then take a look at Black Pearl granite.
Snowfall granite is a mostly white granite with gray, caramel and burgundy dashes of color.
Although it is traditionally used with white kitchen cabinets, the few splashes of color in the granite means that it can be matched to other cabinet colors, such as honey oak.
In order to tie these two contrasting colors together and distract visually from the difference, you can choose a backsplash that includes some or all of the colors in your granite or oak cabinet.
Netuno Bordeaux Granite
Netuno Bordeaux granite is a slightly darker shade than some of the granite mentioned already.
This is a Brazilian stone which is best known for its subtle red, wine tone. The gentle rose background contains some slightly darker colors, often in an impressive pattern.
Both Neutona Bordeaux granite and honey oak are warm colors, and with the right kind of tiles and some neutral accessories in your kitchen, this beautiful stone will create a truly inviting atmosphere in your kitchen.
Alternatively, Crema Bordeaux granite looks very similar but it has a more cream-colored background without the red hue.
Hawaii granite is almost the best choice for honey oak cabinets. This type of granite has a creamy background with light hints of orange, brown, black and a little rose.
As it matches honey oak so well, Hawaii granite creates more of a subtle contrast but the cream color gives it a fresh look.
We recommend painting one or more of your kitchen walls in one of the accent colors in the granite.
This will bring all the colors together in your kitchen, and it will also make the oak grain stand out more.
Coffee Brown Granite
Just as the name suggests, this type of granite is mostly dark brown and black in a fine pattern.
If you are after the traditional style with your new granite worktops, then coffee brown granite is ideal to match with honey oak cabinets.
Alternatively, you can also get a similar traditional look with the darker, green Uba Tuba granite.
Giallo Fiorito Granite
Giallo Fiorito granite is relatively inexpensive. It features warm colors of tan and cream, as well as some gentle earthy hues.
These earthy colors match wonderful with all type of oak cabinets. They will create a natural look, making the grain of your oak cabinets stand out.
Ganache granite is a mix of Netuno Bordeaux granite and Hawaii granite. It is slight lighter but includes more earthy tones.
Ganach granite has some subtle oak hues which matches perfectly with honey oak kitchen furniture.
Finding the perfect granite match for your honey oak kitchen cabinets isn’t very difficult. We always recommend taking a look at a range of different granite.
Get some samples from your local retailer and match them with your cabinets. It’s a good idea to take your time.
Granite is expensive and you should make sure that you find the right granite for your kitchen.
It is also good to keep in mind that you can do a lot with subtle accents throughout the kitchen, such as backsplash tiles or flooring in a neutral cream or white color.